Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Uses of the habitual marker

Values

Habitual, current state, and future

Example 31-93:
Nu ta fika ku bontadi di panha otu, ma ka ten.
Nu
we
ta
would
fika
stay
ku
with
bontadi
longing
di
of
panha
take
otu,
other
ma
but
ka
neg
ten.
have
We would long for more but there was not anymore.

Source: Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-94:
N ta lenbra kuma nu tinha, tinha falta.
N
I
ta
asp
lenbra
remember
kuma
that
nu
we
tinha,
had
tinha
had
falta.
need
I remember that we were in need.

Source: Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-95:
N fra-z, kuazi N ta bai Praia.
N
I
fra-z,
told-them
kuazi
maybe
N
I
ta
will
bai
go
Praia.
Praia
I told them that maybe I will go to Praia.

Source: Maria Semedo, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain